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4B Newland Science Park

Hull HU6 7TQ

01482 966 006

Foss Building, York St John Campus

York YO31 7EX

01904 930 901

4B Newland Science Park

Hull HU6 7TQ

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Trauma

Flex Health is one of Hull and East Yorkshire’s leading health and physiotherapy providers

What is physical trauma?

Physical trauma is a traumatic injury to the body caused by either blunt force or penetration. It is common for people who have experienced a physical trauma to also experience psychological trauma as a result of the severity and unexpected nature of their injury. The varying levels of severity mean that some people who experience trauma will face a long admission to hospital and extensive rehabilitation following their injury.

Causes of physical trauma          

There are two main causes of physical trauma. These are:

Blunt Force Trauma: when an object or force strikes the body, often causing concussions, deep cuts, or broken bones. Blunt force trauma can be caused by falls, road traffic accidents, crush injuries, assaults, and burns.

Penetrating Trauma: when an object pierces the skin or body, usually creating an open wound or loss of limb. Penetrating trauma usually involves shooting, stabbing or falling onto a sharp object (impalement).

Types of physical trauma

There are many types of major physical trauma. These include:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine fractures
  • Amputation
  • Facial trauma
  • Crush injury
  • Concussion
  • Broken bones
  • Skull fracture
  • Collapsed lung
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Paralysis

 

FAQ

Where will my treatment take place?

Our team usually treat patients both at home and at our facility. This give us the opportunity to give you a well-rounded treatment plan which doesn’t miss anything that might need working on.

My trauma happened a number of years ago, will physiotherapy still benefit me?

Definitely! Physiotherapy can help you with the primary and secondary side-effects of your trauma- regardless of the number of years since the incident.

Do I need a referral?

At Flex Health, we will take referrals from doctors and self-referrals, so if you are interested in finding out more about how we might be able to support you then please call us on 01482 966066.

 

FAQ

How long will I need physiotherapy for?

This depends on the patient and how much care and support they require following their surgery. Rehabilitation following surgery is a long process and so we usually recommend having physiotherapy 3 times per week over 6 months.

Where will my treatment take place?

Your treatment can take place both in your home and at our facility. On-site at Flex Health you will have access to the latest rehabilitation technology however, we are also able to bring some of that equipment to you.

What will my treatment involve?

Your treatment will involve a combination of manual therapy such as massage, and physical therapy. This could mean using some of our equipment or practising functional movements.

Do I need a referral?

At Flex Health, we will take referrals from doctors and self-referrals, so if you are interested in finding out more about how we might be able to support you then please call us on 01482 966066

 

 

Flex Health Hull
4B Newland Science Park
Inglemire Lane
Hull
HU6 7TQ

01482 966 006

Flex Health York
Foss Building
York St John Campus
York
YO31 7EX

01904 930 901

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